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Compost Facility Gets OK from Cook County

05.11.17 | In the News

This Daily Herald article quotes Delta’s support for a recently approved 25-acre composting facility in Cook County. Read and watch Eve Pytel’s full testimony here.


Diverting Food Waste from Landfills to Compost in Lansing

05.01.17 | In the News

The Greater Lansing Business Monthly recently published an article highlighting Scraps to Soil, Delta’s partnership with the city of Lansing and Hammond Farms to enlist food service businesses to compost their waste rather than dispose of it. The article highlights a list of some currently participating businesses, such as Biggby Coffee and Sparrow Hospital, and also includes a quote from Lansing mayor Virg…More


Gary Spotlight group sets plans for downtown

04.24.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article shares highlights from the Downtown Gary-Emerson Neighborhood Spotlight Quality of Life Report Celebration. Delta Institute and our partner, Alliance for the Great Lakes, were in attendance.


Rain gardens, bioswales planned for Hobart sites

04.20.17 | In the News

This Post-Tribune article quotes Delta’s Ben Shorofsky on a recent decision of the Hobart Board of Public Works and Safety to approve four green infrastructure sites in Hobart, Indiana. Delta is working in collaboration with Alliance for the Great Lakes on the project.


“Urban Nature” Series highlights poplar tree farm in Gary, IN

03.20.17 | Announcements, In the News
Screenshot from WTTW's Urban Nature

WTTW’s “Urban Nature,” a 16-part nature series brings viewers to unexpected places in three big cities: Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Delta’s hybrid poplar tree farm in Gary, Indiana is featured in the”The Intricate Ecology…of Vacant Lots,” episode. Delta is working in partnership with Fresh Coast Capital and the City of Gary to use these fast-growing plants as an…More


Lansing Brewing Company Embraces Scraps to Soil

03.07.17 | In the News

WKAR, Michigan State University’s public radio station, produced a story on Lansing, Michigan’s Scraps to Soil program. The program, conducted by Delta with Live Green Lansing and Hammond Farms, and funded by the Michigan Department of Environmental Control, helps divert restaurant food scraps from landfills and creates compost for local farmers and gardeners. This broadcast covers the program from the…More